Livestock Ships – Australia recalls livestock carrier BAHIJAH – January 2024

The 2010 Indonesian built livestock carrier BAHIYAH that departed Fremantle, last Friday 5th January, 2024  for Aqaba, Jordan, has been instructed to return to Australia by the country’s federal government.Formerly known as the OCEAN OUTBACK she has a capacity for approximately 8,000 animals. On Tuesday 16th January she diverted from her route due to concerns […]

Maltese Islands – Live Crib at Lija during Festive Season

Christmas cribs form a great part of the Malta’s tradition. Maltese Christmas would not be the same without the traditional presepju (crib) and pasturi (nativity figures). Cribs are positively everywhere, from private houses, garages, small chapels to large churches. Visiting cribs is actually a popular activity at Christmas time. Many locals and tourists alike spend […]

Livestock Ships – GANADO EXPRESS and SHORTHORN EXPRESS at Malta – 08.08.2022

On Monday 8th August , the 135 metre livestock carrier GANADO EXPRESS and the 117 metres SHORTHORN EXPRESS entered Grand Harbour berthing alongside each other at MMH. First to enter was the 2013 built GANADO EXPRESS at 0859 hrs with 2 tugs assisting. She was built at China by COSCO Guangdong Shipyard at Dongguan with […]

Casualties – Livestock Carrier AL BADRI 1 sank – 12.06.2022

On Sunday 12th June the 1973 built TZA flag livestock carrier AL BADRI 1 carrying around 16,000 sheep capsized and sank at her berth at Suakin Port, Sudan. All crew members escaped safely, but almost all of the cargo was lost. The loss of the vessel may affect the port’s operations, as well as the environment, given […]

Haifa Port – September, 2021 Movements.

The Port of Haifa  is the largest of Israel’s three major international seaports, the others being the Port of Ashdod, and the Port of Eilat. It has a natural deep water harbor, which operates all year long, and serves both passenger and merchant ships. It is one of the largest ports in the eastern Mediterranean in terms of freight volume and […]

Livestock Ships – SHORTHORN EXPRESS

One of the 14 Vroon Livestock owned ships around is the 1998 built SHORTHORN EXPRESS. She was built in the Netherlands by Van Diepen Shipyard at Waterhuizen in 1998 with 5 decks and 3,841 m² cattle and sheep gross pen area with 570m² as deck space fodder with a length overall of 116.59 metres and […]

Casualties – GULF LIVESTOCK 1 sank off Japan – 02.09.2020

The 2002 built livestock carrier GULF LIVESTOCK I sank 100 nautical miles west of Amami Ōshima Island in southwest Japan on 2nd September 2020 due to Typhoon Maysak while she was on a passage from Napier, New Zealand to Jintang, China She was built in Germany by the Hegemann Roland shipyard in Berne as the container ship MAERSK WATERFORD with […]

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – Livestock Carrier TALIA saga – 08.07.2020

On Sunday 5th July 2020 the 52 rescued illegal immigrants that are onboard the livestock carrier TALIA in Maltese territorial waters have not been allowed to disembark by the Government until it has guarantees from other EU member states on their immediate relocation. According to the TALIA’s crew RCC Malta promised to transfer the rescued […]

Livestock Ships – AL MAHMOUD 2

One of the livestock ships that was around is the 1986 built 149 metre long AL MAHMOUD 2 now trading as POLARIS 2. She was built in Japan by Shin Kurushima Onishi Shipyard at Imabari as the car carrier TOUKO MARU trading until April 1996; FUJIMARIN from 1996 to 2003; FUJIMARINE from 2003 to 2009. […]